Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
"There ain't no power in heaven or on earth that can stop people from thinking the worst when they want to."
"In those days I still believed the love of a man for a woman and a woman for a man was stronger than the love of drinkin and hell-raisin -- that love would eventually rise to the top like cream in a bottle of milk. I learned better over the next ten years. The world's a sorry schoolroom isn't it?"
"...A coward is more afraid of being discovered than he is of everything else, even dyin."
"Sometimes anything a woman says to a man is bound to be the wrong thing."
"The fact is, sometimes we do have to be cruel to be kind -- like a doctor givin a shot to a child even though he knows the child will cry and not understand."
"...My mother always said you c'n catch more flies with honey than you ever can with vinegar..."
"Houses do have their own life that they take from the people who live in em; I really believe that."
"But listen to me, all three of you, n hear this if you don't hear nothing else: everything I did, I did for love... the love a natural mother feels for her children. That's the strongest love there is in the world, and it's the deadliest. There's no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids."
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